Friday, December 16, 2022
Morgan discusses North Carolina power grid attackEngineering and Public Policy Professor Granger Morgan spoke with CBS News about the "deliberate" attack on two North Carolina substations that cut off power for more than 45,000 people. The attack is bringing renewed attention to the vulnerabilities of the United States' power grid.
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Equality and air quality: the decarbonization balancing actDestenie Nock and Teagan Goforth provide a new framework for energy policymakers to model tradeoffs between multiple objectives in the transition to carbon neutrality.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
How Uber and Lyft affect U.S. citiesA new policy brief series examines how Uber and Lyft have redefined mobility, affecting travel patterns, car ownership, congestion, the economy, the environment, and equity in our cities. The series represents a compilation of studies conducted by Jeremy Michalek, the lead author, and other Carnegie Mellon Engineering researchers.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Giving CMU DayIt’s Giving CMU Day — one day that makes an infinite impact at Carnegie Mellon! For the next 24 hours, join this special CMU community in making a difference that is turbo-charged. For today only, your support can be doubled (and even tripled!). When you give to the programs and projects that send you to cloud nine, you’ll launch them into the stratosphere.
Monday, November 28, 2022
Jaramillo to serve on NASEM RoundtableEPP Professor Paulina Jaramillo has been selected to serve on the National Academies' Roundtable on Macroeconomics and Climate-related Risks and Opportunities. The Roundtable will improve the understanding of how the physical and transition effects of climate change relate to and affect macroeconomic performance and the implications for fiscal, monetary, and financial stability policies.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Michalek and NASEM team inform national low-carbon fuel policyA report co-authored by Professor Jeremy Michalek of Engineering and Public Policy and Mechanical Engineering has been published by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to evaluate methods for assessing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of transportation fuels.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
A natural gas bridge to net zero?Engineering and Public Policy Assistant Professor Destenie Nock explores the future of natural gas-fired power and its potential role in mitigating global greenhouse gas emissions.
Thursday, November 03, 2022
Adams to serve on EPA Science Advisory BoardPeter Adams, the Thomas Lord professor of engineering and department head of engineering and public policy, has been selected to work with the EPA on the Science Advisory Board’s BenMAP and Benefits Methods Panel.
Tuesday, November 01, 2022
Happy 25th Birthday, Wi-FiThe Wireless Andrew initiative and Carnegie Mellon University's researchers laid the foundation for today's wireless local area networks. Distinguished Service Professor Alex Hills, who led the team that built the world’s first big Wi-Fi network, vividly remembers how CMU students went wireless long before their counterparts at other universities.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Donahue receives AAAR's David Sinclair AwardNeil Donahue received the David Sinclair Award from the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR). AAAR is the premier professional organization for researchers in the US doing aerosols/particulate matter research, and the David Sinclair Award "recognizes sustained excellence in aerosol research and technology by an established scientist still active in his/her career."
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Karplus and Whitefoot named as Scott Institute Energy FellowsEngineering and Public Policy Associate Professors Valerie Karplus and Katie Whitefoot were named to the 2022 class of Scott Institute Energy Fellows. The Scott Institute Energy Fellows Program incentivizes, promotes and rewards Carnegie Mellon University's most dedicated tenure track energy faculty.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
EPP students named Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars3 EPP undergraduate students have been named Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars. Carmen Andrade CEE/EPP, Matt Grzybowski CEE/EPP, and Caillou Pena IPS/Science Technology and Public Policy, were selected by their deans and department heads to represent their class in service and leadership.
Friday, October 07, 2022
EPP Faculty and PhD students take part in the Global Clean Energy Action ForumThe first-ever Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) drew members of the global energy community, including several EPP faculty members and students, to Pittsburgh to share their ideas on how to move toward a clean and sustainable future.
Friday, September 23, 2022
Three Questions with Destenie NockDestenie Nock, an assistant professor in the departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, is focused on applying high-level mathematical modeling to real-world issues in energy systems planning and equality. Her recent work has involved creating an energy equity metric that illustrates the socioeconomic divide in access to energy.
Friday, September 16, 2022
Donahue wins ACS Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and TechnologyNeil Donahue, the Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, has been selected to receive the 2023 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science & Technology.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Open Energy Outlook Initiative launches with first reportToday, Carnegie Mellon University has launched the Open Energy Outlook (OEO) Initiative to develop and provide stakeholders with open-access models and databases to inform energy and climate policy related to U.S. energy futures. Co-led by Professor Paulina Jaramillo of Engineering and Public Policy, the OEO is an initiative of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University in partnership with NC State University, and with funding from the Sloan Foundation.
Friday, September 09, 2022
Team creating tool to support climate resilience and development across sub-Saharan AfricaProfessor Paulina Jaramillo of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) is part of a team that has been granted $5.5 million by the Rockefeller Foundation to accelerate economic development and promote climate resilient infrastructure investment across sub-Saharan Africa. Over the 3-year project, the team will create a novel digital platform using new research, publicly available data sets, satellite data, and machine learning techniques.
Monday, September 05, 2022
Nock receives Sloan Foundation funding to examine household energy insecurityEngineering and Public Policy Assistant Professor Destenie Nock was recently awarded funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to conduct a multi-year project to examine how household energy insecurity is experienced by different demographic groups at the state and national levels.
Friday, August 26, 2022
Fischhoff co-authors NASEM report on self-tests for infectious diseasesEngineering and Public Policy Professor Baruch Fischhoff co-authored a new NASEM Health and Medicine report, "Rapid Expert Consultation on Self-Tests for Infectious Diseases: Lessons Learned from COVID-19." This rapid expert consultation summarizes the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic for the future development and usage of self-tests for circulating infectious diseases and future outbreaks and pandemics.
Thursday, August 04, 2022
Ramteen Sioshansi to join EPP as professor and director of CEICIn January 2023, Ramteen Sioshansi will join Engineering & Public Policy as a professor and the director of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center
Friday, July 29, 2022
EPP Professors Receive 2022 Engineering Faculty AwardsEngineering and Public Policy professors Lorrie Cranor, Baruch Fischhoff, and Deanna Matthews were each selected as 2022 Engineering Faculty Award recipients.
Friday, July 22, 2022
CMU team designs the airports of tomorrowAn interdisciplinary team from Carnegie Mellon University won NASA’s Blue Skies: Airports of Tomorrow competition with their project focused on sustainability and connected autonomy, earning them internships with NASA this upcoming year.
Monday, July 18, 2022
Small Retires After 40 Years of ServiceMitchell Small, H. John Heinz III Professor of Environmental Engineering, has retired after 40 years of commitment and service to the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Engineering and Public Policy (EPP).
Monday, July 11, 2022
A Critical Window To Align Ml With Climate Change MitigationPh.D. student Priya Donti of Engineering and Public Policy and the Computer Science Department, Assistant Professor Emma Strubell of the Language Technology Institute, and Assistant Professor Lynn Kaack of the Hertie School in Berlin have co-authored a perspective piece in Nature Climate Change outlining a systematic framework for describing the effects of AI on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
Friday, July 08, 2022
Cranor featured in The Washington PostAs big tech companies, such as Twitter and Facebook, have recently taken steps to make their privacy policies more digestible for their consumers, experts like Lorrie Cranor argue that understandability isn’t our biggest privacy problem. Being overwhelmed is.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Rubin retires after 53 years of serviceProfessor Ed Rubin has transitioned to emeritus professor after 53 years as faculty in engineering and public policy (EPP) and mechanical engineering (MechE). Rubin was a founding member of the program now known as EPP, where he played a key role in creating the undergraduate double major program and curricula.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Carnegie Mellon Professor Launches ESG IndexNicholas Muller, the Lester and Judith Lave Professor of Economics, Engineering, and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, created the ESG Index to serve as a credible, reliable source for accurate data on national trends in monetary pollution damage.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Yenching Scholar Studies the Digital DivideEPP MS student Andey Ng has been named a 2022 Yenching Scholar by Peking University's Yenching Academy program. Ng will spend her time at the Yenching Academy researching the Digital Divide in how China mitigates Beijing’s socioeconomic stratification after the emergence of tech firms.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Cranor weighs in on privacy labelsRoughly a year after Apple began requiring privacy labels for new apps in its app store, Google just announced that it will begin doing the same for Android apps. CyLab Director Lorrie Cranor spent the past year studying Apple’s privacy labels and tells The Washington Post that she’d “hoped that we could do better."
Friday, May 13, 2022
Hidden energy poverty revealed by energy equity gapThe energy equity gap provides new metric that captures resident behavior to illustrate the divide in safety and comfort from extreme temperatures across income groups.
Friday, April 15, 2022
Krishnan appointed to the National AI Advisory CommitteeRamayya Krishnan has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to serve on the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC), which will advise the President and the National AI Initiative Office on a range of issues related to artificial intelligence (AI).
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Fuchs gives testimony before Senate Banking CommitteeAs Congress heads to conference on the Innovation Act, Professor Erica Fuchs testified on the need for cross-mission critical technology analytics to build a resilient economy.
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
Jaramillo on transportation, IPCC report for policymakersEngineering and Public Policy Professor Paulina Jaramillo served as coordinating lead author of the transportation section of the newly released IPCC report for climate-policymakers.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Cranor featured in Consumer Reports on data sharingEngineering and Public Policy Professor Lorrie Cranor spoke with Consumer Reports addressing concerns about sharing analytics and usage data with tech companies and manufacturers. Cranor said, “I actually think that most of the time, that’s fine, especially if it’s a legitimate company, that is in fact what they’re going to do with the data. But that said, there is a small risk, because the crash report may include sensitive data that’s on your computer.”
Wednesday, March 02, 2022
Williams awarded the Texas A&M Distinguished Alumnus AwardEngineering and Public Policy Distinguished Service Professor and ETIM Director Dr. Jimmy Williams has been awarded the Texas A&M Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Texas A&M Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University and recognizes Aggies who have achieved excellence in their chosen professions and made meaningful contributions to Texas A&M University and their local communities.
Monday, February 28, 2022
Morgan joins 60 Minutes to discuss the electric grid's vulnerabilitiesHamerschlag University Professor Granger Morgan was featured on a recent edition of 60 Minutes discussing the United States' electric grid, its vulnerabilities, and future challenges it may face. Morgan argues that the grid needs to become more resilient to stave off vulnerabilities, but without any one organization in charge of the grid's resilience, this could prove to be challenging.
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Muller quoted in The Hill on the disparities in the impact of air pollutionEngineering and Public Policy Professor Nicholas Muller was quoted by The Hill on how pollution disproportionately affects certain racial and ethnic groups, especially older Black and Hispanic individuals. “Underlying mortality rates, pollution exposure and pollution vulnerability differ significantly across racial and ethnic groups,” Muller said.
Monday, February 14, 2022
Fuchs quoted in The Telegraph on Moore's LawEngineering and Public Policy Professor Erica Fuchs was quoted in The Telegraph on Moore’s Law and how the technological innovation crisis threatens global economy. Fuchs says, “Moore’s Law and the inventions that resulted from it have been responsible for up to half of economic growth in the US and worldwide.” That means its slowdown, or eventual end, could have drastic consequences for GDP growth.
Friday, February 04, 2022
Bohman awarded Presidential FellowshipEngineering and Public Policy PhD student Angelena Bohman has been selected as a recipient of a Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. The Presidential Fellowship Program provides financial support to recruit and retain outstanding graduate students.
Monday, January 31, 2022
Equity issues central for getting household electrification right 'for everybody'Engineering and Public Policy Assistant Professor Destenie Nock spoke with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about energy equity. In Nock's view, despite the promise of savings, equity issues will make it a challenge for the most energy-burdened households to take advantage of a movement toward heating more houses with electric power.
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Krishnan and Fischhoff named 2021 AAAS FellowsWilliam W. and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information Systems Ramayya Krishnan and Howard Heinz University Professor Baruch Fischhoff were named 2021 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This lifetime distinction includes 564 scientists, engineers and innovators in 24 scientific disciplines.
Friday, January 21, 2022
Michalek quoted in The New York TimesEngineering and Public Policy Professor Jeremy Michalek was quoted in The New York Times on charging solutions for electronic vehicles (EV). One of the biggest challenges facing EVs is reliable charging, and some are pointing towards inroad charging as a solution. Michalek explains that inroad charging while driving is not likely to be a broad solution for all electric vehicles, but it could be promising for long-haul trucks and other commercial vehicles.
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